If you are travelling to New Zealand on a long-haul flight, chances are you will land in either Christchurch or Auckland. Auckland Airport is located in 21km south of the city and regular bus and shuttles make the round trip to the city centre. The Airbus Express leaves the airport every 15 minutes and tickets can be purchased from the driver. A free shuttle bus links the international and domestic terminals from 6am to 10.30pm daily.
Despite domestic air travel becoming cheaper in recent years, many still choose to travel the country by bus or train – simply to watch the stunning landscape go by. New Zealand is served with good rail and bus networks which are moderately priced if booked in advance. Busses and the Overlander train to Wellington arrive and depart from the Britomart Transport Centre on Queen Street.
Auckland’s public transport system was once the laughing stock of the nation but in recent years has undergone an extreme makeover. The city is serviced with a train, bus and ferry network, but as the geographical spread of the city is so vast, taking public transport can take forever. The Britomart Transort Centre on Queen Street is Auckland’s public transport hub – with bus and rail links around town. A regular ferry service links downtown Auckland with Devonport in the North Shore, while other ferries link with the Hauraki Gulf islands. Driving in Auckland can be testing as the city has outgrown its